Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Easy Summer Party Menu

Last  weekend, we had had friends over for a casual summer get together.  Sometimes the easy backyard barbecues are the best kind of party. 

I was really looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying the party myself, so I went with a really easy menu that didn't keep me in the kitchen all night. 

We started with some store bought help - pre-cut carrot and celery sticks with french onion dip.  My menu was a little heavy, so some fresh veggies are always nice!

I made two types of wings: my old faithful, Asian Sticky Wings, and a new experiment, Sriracha Lime wings, which turned out delicious (recipe coming soon!).  I timed the wings so they were ready about 10 minutes before everyone arrived.  Cleanup was easy since I lined the baking sheets with tin foil. 

For a side, I went with store bought potato chips (original and cheddar and sour cream).  

Now for the main event - homemade surfer dogs!  Oh. My. Gosh.  I hate to toot my own horn, but these bad boys were off the charts.  Not only were they delicious, but SO easy to prepare.   I cooked 
the bacon a few hours before the party, so literally all I had to do was make the cheese sauce while Mike grilled the hot dogs. 

Roscoe, of course, donned his formalwear for the event. 

We rounded off the evening with a game of Cards Against Humanity - so fun! 

Stay tuned for my Surfer Dog and Sriracha Wing recipes! 

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